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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926875/ship2-regulates-lumen-generation-cell-division-and-ciliogenesis-through-the-control-of-basolateral-to-apical-lumen-localization-of-aurora-a-and-hef-1
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Ola Hamze-Komaiha, Sokavuth Sarr, Yannick Arlot-Bonnemains, Didier Samuel, Ama Gassama-Diagne
Lumen formation during epithelial morphogenesis requires the creation of a luminal space at cell interfaces named apical membrane-initiation sites (AMISs). This is dependent upon integrated signaling from mechanical and biochemical cues, vesicle trafficking, cell division, and processes tightly coupled to ciliogenesis. Deciphering relationships between polarity determinants and lumen or cilia generation remains a fundamental issue. Here, we report that Src homology 2 domain-containing inositol 5-phosphatase 2 (SHIP2), a basolateral determinant of polarity, regulates RhoA-dependent actin contractility and cell division to form AMISs...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926847/probing-lipid-bilayers-under-ionic-imbalance
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Jiaqi Lin, Alfredo Alexander-Katz
Biological membranes are normally under a resting transmembrane potential (TMP), which originates from the ionic imbalance between extracellular fluids and cytosols, and serves as electric power storage for cells. In cell electroporation, the ionic imbalance builds up a high TMP, resulting in the poration of cell membranes. However, the relationship between ionic imbalance and TMP is not clearly understood, and little is known about the effect of ionic imbalance on the structure and dynamics of biological membranes...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925894/prevention-of-herpes-zoster-and-its-complications-from-clinical-evidence-to-real-life-experience
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Giovanni Gabutti, Paolo Bonanni, Michele Conversano, Guido Fanelli, Elisabetta Franco, Donato Greco, Giancarlo Icardi, Marzia Lazzari, Alessandro Rossi, Silvestro Scotti, Antonio Volpi
Herpes zoster (HZ) is an acute viral illness characterized by a vesicular rash with unilateral distribution, which can also result in severe complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), ophthalmic zoster, stroke or other neurological complications. The estimate incidence in Europe ranges between 2.0 and 4.6 cases per 1,000 person-years, with a sharp increase in >50 year-old subjects. Currently, treatment options for HZ are only partially effective in limiting the acute phase, while the management of complications is complex and often unsatisfactory...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925844/a-two-dose-heterologous-prime-boost-vaccine-regimen-eliciting-sustained-immune-responses-to-ebola-zaire-could-support-a-preventive-strategy-for-future-outbreaks
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Georgi Shukarev, Benoit Callendret, Kerstin Luhn, Macaya Douoguih, The Ebovac Consortium
The consequences of the 2013-16 Ebola Zaire virus disease epidemic in West Africa were grave. The economies, healthcare systems and communities of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were devastated by over 18 months of active Ebola virus transmission, followed by sporadic resurgences potentially related to sexual transmission by survivors with viral persistence in body fluids following recovery. The need to develop and implement strategies to prevent and mitigate future outbreaks is now beyond dispute. The potential for unpredictable outbreaks of indeterminate duration, and control challenges posed by the possibility of sporadic re-emergence, mean that implementation of an effective vaccination programme for outbreak containment necessitates a vaccine providing durable immunity...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925676/population-pharmacokinetics-and-exposure-response-relationship-of-carfilzomib-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Ying Ou, Sameer Doshi, Anh Nguyen, Fredrik Jonsson, Sanjay Aggarwal, Kanya Rajangam, Meletios A Dimopoulos, A Keith Stewart, Ashraf Badros, Kyriakos P Papadopoulos, David Siegel, Sundar Jagannath, Ravi Vij, Ruben Niesvizky, Richard Graham, Jenn Visich
A population pharmacokinetic (PK) model and exposure-response (E-R) analysis was developed using data collected from 5 phase 1b/2 and 2 phase 3 studies in subjects with multiple myeloma. Subjects receiving intravenous infusion on 2 consecutive days each week for 3 weeks (days 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16) in each cycle at doses ranging from 15 to 20/56 mg/m(2) (20 mg/m(2) in cycle 1 and, if tolerated, escalated to 56 mg/m(2) on day 8 of cycle 1). The population PK analysis indicated that among all the covariates tested, the only statistically significant covariate was body surface area on carfilzomib clearance; however, this covariate was unlikely to be clinically significant...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925651/model-based-dose-selection-for-intravaginal-ring-formulations-releasing-anastrozole-and-levonorgestrel-intended-for-the-treatment-of-endometriosis-symptoms
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Isabel Reinecke, Marcus-Hillert Schultze-Mosgau, Rüdiger Nave, Heinz Schmitz, Bart A Ploeger
Pharmacokinetics (PK) of anastrozole (ATZ) and levonorgestrel (LNG) released from an intravaginal ring (IVR) intended to treat endometriosis symptoms were characterized, and the exposure-response relationship focusing on the development of large ovarian follicle-like structures was investigated by modeling and simulation to support dose selection for further studies. A population PK analysis and simulations were performed for ATZ and LNG based on clinical phase 1 study data from 66 healthy women. A PK/PD model was developed to predict the probability of a maximum follicle size ≥30 mm and the potential contribution of ATZ beside the known LNG effects...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925455/long-term-results-of-definitive-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-using-paclitaxel-plus-oxaliplatin-in-unresectable-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer-a-prospective-phase-ii-trial
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Tao Song, Xuebang Zhang, Min Fang, Ruping Zhao, Shixiu Wu
This prospective study aimed at assessing the efficiency and safety of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) using paclitaxel (PTX) plus oxaliplatin (OHP) in unresectable locally advanced esophageal cancer patients. Between January 2006 and December 2010, 34 patients with unresectable locally advanced esophageal cancer were enrolled in this study. Radiotherapy was delivered with a daily fraction of 2.0 Gy to a total dose of 60 Gy over 6 weeks. Concurrent PTX (135 mg/m², d1 ) and OHP (130 mg/m², d1 ) were administered on Day 1 and Day 29 of radiotherapy...
December 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925437/efficacy-of-a-gender-tailored-intervention-to-prevent-weight-regain-in-men-over-3-years-a-weight-loss-maintenance-rct
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Myles D Young, Robin Callister, Clare E Collins, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Elroy J Aguiar, Philip J Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a gender-tailored weight loss maintenance (WLM) program could reduce men's weight regain following weight loss. METHODS: Ninety-two men who lost at least 4 kg during a 3-month weight loss phase were randomized to receive: (i) a 6-month WLM program (WL + WLM; n = 47) or (ii) no resources (WL-only; n = 45). The WLM program included written materials and messages (SMS, video email) plus other resources (e.g., pedometer, Gymstick™)...
December 7, 2016: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925397/both-pharyngeal-and-esophageal-phases-of-swallowing-are-associated-with-recurrent-pneumonia-in-pediatric-patients
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Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
INTRODUCTION: One of the underlying causes of recurrent pneumonia in children is swallowing dysfunction, with aspiration syndrome. Swallowing dysfunction should be considered not only a problem of the oropharyngeal phase but also a problem of the esophageal phase. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the relationship between findings from a swallowing study and a history of recurrent pneumonia in pediatric patients. METHODS: A videofluroscopic swallowing study of 274 pediatric patients who had swallowing dysfunction was conducted...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925347/a-hydrogen-bonded-cyanide-bridged-co2-fe2-square-complex-exhibiting-a-three-step-spin-transition
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Masayuki Nihei, Yuta Yanai, I-Jui Hsu, Yoshihiro Sekine, Hiroki Oshio
Co-crystallization of a cyanide-bridged tetranuclear complex [Co2 Fe2 ] with 4-cyanophenol (CP) gave a hydrogen bonding donor-acceptor system, [Co2 Fe2 (bpy*)4 (CN)6 (tp*)2 ](PF6 )2 ⋅2 CP⋅8 BN (1). 1 exhibited a three-step phase transition between HT, IM1, IM2, and LT phases upon temperature variation. Variable temperature magnetic measurements and structural analyses revealed that the three-step spin transition is caused by electron-transfer-coupled spin transitions (ETCSTs) accompanied with alteration of the hydrogen bonding interactions...
December 7, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925318/total-synthesis-of-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dideoxymycobactin-838-and-stereoisomers-diverse-cd1a-restricted-t-cells-display-a-common-hierarchy-of-lipopeptide-recognition
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Janice Cheng, Ligong Liu, Daniel Pellicci, Scott Jj Reddiex, Rachel Cotton, Tan-Yun Cheng, David Young, Ildiko Van Rhijn, Branch Moody, Jamie Rossjohn, David Fairlie, Dale Godfrey, Spencer John Williams
Mycobacterium tuberculosis produces dideoxymycobactin-838 (DDM-838), a lipopeptide that potently activates T cells upon binding to the MHC-like antigen-presenting molecule CD1a. M. tuberculosis produces DDM-838 in only trace amounts and a previous solid-phase synthesis provided sub-milligram quantities. We describe a high yielding solution-phase synthesis of DDM-838 that features a Mitsunobu substitution that avoids yield-limiting epimerization at lysine during esterification, and amidation conditions that prevent double-bond isomerization of the Z-C20:1 acyl chain, and provides material with equivalent antigenicity to natural DDM-838...
December 7, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925271/validation-of-an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-simultaneous-detection-of-four-hdac-inhibitors-belinostat-panobinostat-rocilinostat-and-vorinostat-in-mice-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-mice-pharmacokinetic-study
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Kalpesh Kumar Giri, Suresh P S, Syed Mohd Saim, Mohd Zainuddin, Ravi Kanth Bhamidipati, Purushottam Dewang, Mahanandeesha S Hallur, Sridharan Rajagopal, Sriram Rajagopal, Ramesh Mullangi
A sensitive and rapid LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of four HDAC inhibitors namely belinostat (BST), panobinostat (PST), rocilinostat (RST) and vorinostat (VST) in mice plasma as per regulatory guidelines. The analytes and internal standard were extracted from 50 μL mice plasma by protein precipitation, followed by chromatographic separation using an Atlantis C18 column with an isocratic mobile phase comprising 0.1% formic acid: acetonitrile (25:75,, v/v) at a flow rate of 0...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925257/volatile-compounds-produced-by-lactobacillus-paracasei-during-oat-fermentation
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Sang Mi Lee, Jieun Oh, Byung-Serk Hurh, Gwi-Hwa Jeong, Young-Keum Shin, Young-Suk Kim
This study investigated the profiles of volatile compounds produced by Lactobacillus paracasei during oat fermentation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry coupled with headspace solid-phase microextraction method. A total of 60 compounds, including acids, alcohols, aldehydes, esters, furan derivatives, hydrocarbons, ketones, sulfur-containing compounds, terpenes, and other compounds, were identified in fermented oat. Lipid oxidation products such as 2-pentylfuran, 1-octen-3-ol, hexanal, and nonanal were found to be the main contributors to oat samples fermented by L...
December 2016: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925254/relative-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-studies-of-gastrodin-and-parishin-from-powder-and-extract-of-gastrodiae-rhizoma-in-rat-by-uhplc-esi-ms-ms
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Zhengmeng Jiang, Xiuyan Zheng, Xiaojian Gong, Chao Zhao, Xin Zhou, Yang Zhao, Yanfang Yan
New research indicated that Gastrodiae rhizome (GR) has potential anti-diabetic and anti-asthmatic effects in mice models. On the basis of our previously study of the relative bioavailability of gastrodin (GAS) and parishin (PA) from extract and powder of GR., we make further research on the tissue distribution and excretion studies of the two analytes. A reliable bioanalytical method for the quantification of GAS and PA in rat tissues and excretion is required. Chromatographic separation was carried out on a gradient mobile phase of acetonitrile-water with 0...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925253/fast-and-sensitive-analysis-of-beta-blockers-by-ultra-highperformance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-with-ultrahigh-resolution-tof-mass-spectrometry
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Jana Tomková, Peter Ondra, Eva Kocianová, Jan Václavík
This paper presents a method for the determination of acebutolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, nebivolol and sotalol in human serum by liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultra-high-resolution TOF mass spectrometry (UHPLC-UHR-TOF MS). After liquid-liquid extraction, beta blockers were separated on a reverse phase analytical column Acclaim RS 120 (100 × 2.1 mm, 2.2 µm). The total run time was 6 min for each sample. Linearity, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), matrix effects, specificity, precision, accuracy, recovery and sample stability were evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925250/an-hplc-uv-method-for-determining-plasma-dimethylacetamide-concentrations-in-patients-receiving-intravenous-busulphan
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Mildred Cendana, Samiuela Lee, Parth J Upadhyay, Jennifer A Byrne, Peter J Shaw, John Earl, Christa E Nath
Dimethylacetamide (DMA) is a solvent used in the preparation of intravenous busulphan, an alkylating agent used in blood or marrow transplantation. DMA may contribute to hepatic toxicity, so it is important to monitor its clearance. The aim of this study was to develop a HPLC-UV assay for measurement of DMA in human plasma. After precipitation of plasma proteins with acetonitrile followed by dilution (1:4) with water, the extract was injected onto the HPLC and detected at 195 nm. Separation was performed using a Cogent-HPS 5 µm C18 column (250 mm × 4...
December 7, 2016: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925235/quantification-of-operational-learning-in-minimal-invasive-extracorporeal-circulation
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Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Christos Asteriou, Helena Argiriadou, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Dimitrios Konstantinou, Vassilios Grosomanidis, Paschalis Tossios
Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) has initiated important new efforts within science and technology towards a more physiologic perfusion. In this study, we aim to investigate the learning curve of our center regarding MiECC. We studied a series of 150 consecutive patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting by the same surgical team during the initial phase of MiECC application. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group A (n = 75) included patients operated on MiECC, while group B (n = 75) included patients operated with conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (cCPB)...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925192/pathogenic-role-of-associated-adherent-invasive-escherichia-coli-in-crohn-s-disease
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Giuseppe Mazzarella, Angelica Perna, Angela Marano, Angela Lucariello, Vera Rotondi Aufiero, Raffaele Melina, Germano Guerra, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Gaetano Iaquinto, Antonio De Luca
Several lines of evidence suggest that adherent-invasive E. coli (AIEC) strains play an important role in Crohn's disease (CD). The objective of this study was to investigate the pathogenic role of two AIEC strains, LF82 and O83:H1, in CD patients. Organ cultures of colonic biopsies from patients were set up to assess the effects of LF82 and O83:H1 on the expression of CEACAM6, LAMP1, HLA-DR, ICAM1 by immunohistochemistry and of IL-8, IFNΓ and TNF-α genes by RT-PCR. Moreover, on Caco2 cells we analyzed the cell cycle, the expression of MGMT and DNMT1 genes and DNA damage induced by LF82 and O83:H1, by FACS, RT-PCR and DAPI staining, respectively...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924975/a-25-mg-89-y-and-115-in-solid-state-mas-nmr-study-of-yt2x-and-y-t0-5t-0-5-2x-t-t-pd-ag-au-x-mg-in-heusler-phases
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Christopher Benndorf, Sebastian Stein, Lukas Heletta, Marcel Kersting, Hellmut Eckert, Rainer Pöttgen
Yttrium-transition metal-magnesium (indium) Heusler phases YPd2Mg, YPd2In, YAg2Mg, YAg2In, YAu2Mg, and YAu2In and their quaternary compounds (solid solutions) Y(Pd0.5Ag0.5)2Mg, Y(Pd0.5Ag0.5)2In, Y(Pd0.5Au0.5)2Mg, Y(Pd0.5Au0.5)2In, Y(Ag0.5Au0.5)2Mg and Y(Ag0.5Au0.5)2In were synthesized from the elements in sealed niobium ampoules in a high-frequency furnace or by arc-melting, respectively. All compounds crystallize with the cubic MnCu2Al type structure (Heusler phase), space group Fm3[combining macron]m. The structure of Y(Ag0...
December 7, 2016: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924866/pressure-induced-nano-crystallization-of-silicate-garnets-from-glass
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T Irifune, K Kawakami, T Arimoto, H Ohfuji, T Kunimoto, T Shinmei
Transparent ceramics are important for scientific and industrial applications because of the superior optical and mechanical properties. It has been suggested that optical transparency and mechanical strength are substantially enhanced if transparent ceramics with nano-crystals are available. However, synthesis of the highly transparent nano-crystalline ceramics has been difficult using conventional sintering techniques at relatively low pressures. Here we show direct conversion from bulk glass starting material in mutianvil high-pressure apparatus leads to pore-free nano-polycrystalline silicate garnet at pressures above ∼10 GPa in a limited temperature range around 1,400 °C...
December 7, 2016: Nature Communications
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